Gampelen, Canton Bern

Witzwil Correctional Facility (Justizvollzugsanstalt Witzwil)

Status

Closed
(or ceased migrant detention operations)

2018

Type: Prison or pretrial detention centre (Criminal)

Custodial Authority: Canton Bern, Migrationsdienst des Kantons Bern /Service de la Population, Canton Vaud / Service des Migrations, Canton Neuchâtel

Management: Canton de Berne (Government-local)

Detains: Adult men, Asylum seekers (administrative), Criminal detainees (convicted or remand), Undocumented migrants (administrative)

Capacity Reported population Conditions complaints?
184
No Data
No Data
Switzerland

3,284

Immigration detainees (2018)

Not Available

Estimated detention capacity (2020)

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GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

Contact Information
Postfach 10
3236 Gampelen
Tel. 058 229 79 09
Fax. 032 312 94 95
Email: jva.witzwil@be.ch
Center status

Status Closed (or ceased migrant detention operations)

2018

Status In use

2015

Status In use

2011
GDP facility typology

Category Filter Criminal

Type Prison or pretrial detention centre

2011
Operating period

Year of Entry 1998

Year Ceased

OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Management

Name Canton de Berne

Type Government-local

2015
Security Regime

Security Level Secure

2011
Maximum official detention period at facility

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2011
Demographics

Name Adult men

2020
Categories of detainees

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2011

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2011

Name Criminal detainees (convicted or remand)

2011
Estimated capacity (administrative immigration detention facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 184

2011
Capacity reserved for immigration detainees (criminal facility)

Number 36

2015

BUREAUCRATIC CHARACTERISTICS